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Train to Machu Picchu

Overview

A fully organized tour in which you will visit Machu Picchu. There is a tour of one day and a tour of two days in which you will overnight in Aguas Calientes. It includes private transportation between Cusco and Ollantaytambo, train tickets between Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes, a guided tour and the entrance tickets.

Tour description

Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco on an altitude of 2.400 meters. Due to the difficult geography around that area, there is no direct access by road. The main access is granted by train (4 hours from Cusco and 2 hours from Ollantaytambo). The citadel is nestled up in the steep mountains with hillslopes that are covered with tropical forests. The scenery clearly differs from the highland landscapes of the region.

It is estimated that Mach Picchu was built in the fifteenth century during the reign of the Inca Pachacutec, most likely it had functions as an important spiritual site and as a winter residence of the Inca nobility. The Technological development, the architectural beauty, the stunning landscape as well as the historical and spiritual significance of the citadel are incomparable. These characteristics have led to that it’s been declared as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and it’s one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the world.

One day trip to Machu Picchu

On the one day trip you leave Cusco early in the morning with a private taxi to take the train in Ollantaytambo direction Aguas Calientes. Our guide will pick you up from the train station and you go by bus up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Here you will have a private guided tour of two hours. After the tour you still have time to enjoy this amazing city before you go down again to Aguas Calientes by bus. In the afternoon you will still have time to walk around in Aguas Calientes. A good suggestion is to go to the hot springs. At night you return back to Cusco.

Two day trip to Machu Picchu

This trip is more relaxed than the one day trip. During the first day you take the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. This means you have time to visit for example Maras –Moray, the Salt panes or Ollantaytambo. Please coordinate your plans with us so we can take this into account booking your train. The staff from the hotel in Aguas Calientes where you overnight, will probably pick you up from the station.

In the morning you will have a private guided tour of two hours at the site of Machu Picchu. After the tour you still have time to enjoy this amazing citadel before you go down again to Aguas Calientes by bus. It is possible to include in your visit Huayna Picchu or Mount Machu Picchu. In the afternoon you will still have time to walk around in Aguas Calientes. A good suggestion is to go to the hot springs. At night you return back to Cusco.

Additional options during your tour

It is possible to visit Huayna Picchu during your tour. Entrance to this site is in the morning. This is a popular tourist attraction so you will need to inform us on time.

Another good option is to visit Mount Machu Picchu during your tour. Entrance to this site is in the morning.

If you have special wishes about the the type of train you want to use, or if you would like to depart from Poroy or Cusco, just let us know. We can arrange this for you.

A professional guided tour in another language then English or Spanish. Please ask us for the possibilities.

Included

Included in the tour:

Train tickets between Ollanataytambo and Aguas Calientes

Entrance fees Machu Picchu

Bus tickets between Aguas Calientes and the citadel Machu Picchu

Professional guided private tour of two hours at Machu Picchu (English and Spanish)

Private transportation between Cusco and train station Ollantaytambo

Hotel in Aguas Calientes on the two day trip (one night and breakfast)

Not included:

Entrance fees for Huayna Picchu

Entrance fees for Mount Machu Picchu

Train tickets for the routes Cusco-Aguas Calientes or Poroy-Aguas Calientes

Snacks or meals (except breakfast hotel on the two day trip)

Guided tour in another language then English or Spanish

Price

One day tour to Machu Picchu is 300 USD per person

Two day tour to Machu Picchu is 350 USD per person

Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu is 20 USD per person

Entrance fee to Mount Machu Picchu is 20 USD per person

A private guided tour in German or French will cost 40 USD extra

Ask us for a price quote if you wish an alternative train route

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